Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Snow, Ice, fabric and dye..........

Remember the Ice Dyeing the Studio Artists did back in summer? Hmmm, I suppose I should be snow dyeing right now, shouldn't I?

Anyway, I got a couple of gorgeous pieces from the ice dyeing and today I think I need to start looking carefully at them so I can fussy cut some wild looking flowers.

I'm not ready to actually fuse them to the piece. I just need to have a big enough selection so I can audition them against one another.

I cut the picket fence pieces yesterday, did some machine embroidery stitching and managed to leave a small dark piece of dried glue, from the iron, up near the top of the piece.

Any suggestions about how to remove that dark spot from the sky? It's the dried fusing glue that stuck to the iron. Doesn't seem to want to scrape off. It's at the top and I can wrap that part around the canvas. You'll see it if you are tall enough to actually be looking down at the top of the canvas.

I'm not going to stress about it but you can be sure that I stopped and cleaned off my iron after that happened. 

The amount of hand embroidery is really up to how my hands and fingers are feeling. I'm going to give it a shot tonight. Wash some dishes in hot water, give my hands a good soaking and then see how it goes.

I can't tell you how relaxed and peaceful it makes me feel to work out in the studio. Having a big block of time to just concentrate on something is wonderful. When I get caught up in householder duties and family I forget how much I NEED to be out in the studio. It centers me. 

Now, I need to find some of the presoaked cotton I had left over from the summer and maybe actually do some snow dyeing. 


"What things soever ye desire, when you pray believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them."
Mark 11:24

1 comment:

  1. I am waiting for the next big snow to try this procedure... have fun Lady! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart